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Happy birdy holidays!

Naomi Lloyd
 

No destination this week - I haven't decided about next week yet. Enjoy your family and friends!

Naomi





Greater White-fronted Goose

Scott Varney
 

Currently on the outlet of Cossayuna Lake as viewed from Cossayuna Road, where the outlet crosses the road in the hamlet of Cossayuna. Also, 2 River Otters on the ice next to a hole in the ice. Very close to shore. 

Scott Varney
Salem NY


Re: Lesser Black-backed Gull?

Robert Nash
 

We only have another shot with its head turned





On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 1:27 PM, zach schwartz-weinstein
<zachsw@...> wrote:
Robert (Nash) a did you get any shots of the bird with its wings spread?

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 1:17 PM zach schwartz-weinstein via Groups.Io <zachsw=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thus far the consensus seems to be a subadult Great Black-Backed.

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 1:15 PM zach schwartz-weinstein via Groups.Io <zachsw=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Overlook Park is at the end of School Street in Cohoes.  

I’ve send this image to Agull expert and also posted it on the North American Gulls Facebook group.  I’ll report what they say.

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 1:10 PM Robert Lewis <rfermat@...> wrote:
Interesting.  Might be Slaty-backed, might be hybrid Herring X Great Black-backed.

Where exactly is this?  Precise directions?


Bob Lewis
Sleepy Hollow NY



On Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:32:53 PM EST, Robert Nash via Groups.Io <rjn23=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Seen just now at Overlook Park in Cohoes.  Could it be a Lesser?
Rob





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Re: Lesser Black-backed Gull?

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Robert (Nash) a did you get any shots of the bird with its wings spread?

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 1:17 PM zach schwartz-weinstein via Groups.Io <zachsw=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Thus far the consensus seems to be a subadult Great Black-Backed.

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 1:15 PM zach schwartz-weinstein via Groups.Io <zachsw=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Overlook Park is at the end of School Street in Cohoes.  

I’ve send this image to Agull expert and also posted it on the North American Gulls Facebook group.  I’ll report what they say.

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 1:10 PM Robert Lewis <rfermat@...> wrote:
Interesting.  Might be Slaty-backed, might be hybrid Herring X Great Black-backed.

Where exactly is this?  Precise directions?


Bob Lewis
Sleepy Hollow NY



On Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:32:53 PM EST, Robert Nash via Groups.Io <rjn23=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Seen just now at Overlook Park in Cohoes.  Could it be a Lesser?
Rob





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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: Lesser Black-backed Gull?

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Thus far the consensus seems to be a subadult Great Black-Backed.

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 1:15 PM zach schwartz-weinstein via Groups.Io <zachsw=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Overlook Park is at the end of School Street in Cohoes.  

I’ve send this image to Agull expert and also posted it on the North American Gulls Facebook group.  I’ll report what they say.

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 1:10 PM Robert Lewis <rfermat@...> wrote:
Interesting.  Might be Slaty-backed, might be hybrid Herring X Great Black-backed.

Where exactly is this?  Precise directions?


Bob Lewis
Sleepy Hollow NY



On Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:32:53 PM EST, Robert Nash via Groups.Io <rjn23=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Seen just now at Overlook Park in Cohoes.  Could it be a Lesser?
Rob





--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774

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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: Lesser Black-backed Gull?

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Overlook Park is at the end of School Street in Cohoes.  

I’ve send this image to Agull expert and also posted it on the North American Gulls Facebook group.  I’ll report what they say.

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 1:10 PM Robert Lewis <rfermat@...> wrote:
Interesting.  Might be Slaty-backed, might be hybrid Herring X Great Black-backed.

Where exactly is this?  Precise directions?


Bob Lewis
Sleepy Hollow NY



On Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:32:53 PM EST, Robert Nash via Groups.Io <rjn23=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Seen just now at Overlook Park in Cohoes.  Could it be a Lesser?
Rob





--
Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: Lesser Black-backed Gull?

Robert Lewis
 

Interesting.  Might be Slaty-backed, might be hybrid Herring X Great Black-backed.

Where exactly is this?  Precise directions?


Bob Lewis
Sleepy Hollow NY

On Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 12:32:53 PM EST, Robert Nash via Groups.Io <rjn23=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:


Seen just now at Overlook Park in Cohoes.  Could it be a Lesser?
Rob


Re: Lesser Black-backed Gull?

kernscot
 

Hmmm- Slaty-backed!??

Happy Holidays!

Nancy Kern


From: hmbirds@groups.io <hmbirds@groups.io> on behalf of zach schwartz-weinstein <zachsw@...>
Sent: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 12:54 PM
To: rjn23@... <rjn23@...>
Cc: HMBirds <hmbirds@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [hmbirds] Lesser Black-backed Gull?
 

Not a LBBG - pink feet.  Can I send this to a gull expert?  It looks very interesting for Slaty-Backed.

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 12:32 PM Robert Nash via Groups.Io <rjn23=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Seen just now at Overlook Park in Cohoes.  Could it be a Lesser?
Rob




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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Re: Lesser Black-backed Gull?

zach schwartz-weinstein
 


Not a LBBG - pink feet.  Can I send this to a gull expert?  It looks very interesting for Slaty-Backed.


On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 12:32 PM Robert Nash via Groups.Io <rjn23=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Seen just now at Overlook Park in Cohoes.  Could it be a Lesser?
Rob




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Zach Schwartz-Weinstein
203 500 7774


Lesser Black-backed Gull?

Robert Nash
 

Seen just now at Overlook Park in Cohoes.  Could it be a Lesser?
Rob





Re: Northern Pintail & Great Black-backed Gull?

zach schwartz-weinstein
 

Great Black-Backed is correct.

On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 12:01 PM Robert Nash via Groups.Io <rjn23=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:




123rd St boat launch, Troy.  Questioning the gull ID.  Anyone agree or disagree with my ID? See pics.
Rob

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Northern Pintail & Great Black-backed Gull?

Robert Nash
 





123rd St boat launch, Troy.  Questioning the gull ID.  Anyone agree or disagree with my ID? See pics.
Rob


Re: Cormorant in Troy No/Goldeneye yes

Naomi Lloyd
 

I found one Northern Pintail there today with all the mallards, but no Cormorant.

Naomi


On Tuesday, December 24, 2019, 2:19:55 PM EST, Robert Nash via Groups.Io <rjn23@...> wrote:


I went to the 123rd street boat launch today.  No Cormorant, but I did see 6 Common Goldeneye on the Peebles Island side.


Re: Cormorant in Troy No/Goldeneye yes

Robert Nash
 

I went to the 123rd street boat launch today.  No Cormorant, but I did see 6 Common Goldeneye on the Peebles Island side.


Re: Cormorant in Troy

Robert Nash
 

Has anyone seen this since?  I'm thinking of going to yet and find it tomorrow.
Thanks Rob


Austerlitz- Northern Saw-whet Owl

kernscot
 

Austerlitz, Columbia, New York, US
Dec 23, 2019 4:35 AM - 4:37 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Checklist Comments:     Heard on my porch baby monitor! Temperature was 38 F, calm. First time I have heard one near my yard. Maybe it was after rodents attracted to feeder seed spilled on the ground.
1 species

Northern Saw-whet Owl  1     heard from a baby monitor on my porch called a few times was quiet for a while, then started up again.

Nancy Kern




Catbird, New Baltimore

John Kent
 

I just saw a Gray Catbird at Hannacroix Creek Preserve. It was in the swampy area on the east side of River Road where the trail crosses the road.

John Kent
Selkirk


Schenectady CBC Results - 12/14/2019

Larry & Penny Alden
 

I’ve received the last results from the field parties out on last Saturday’s Schenectady CBC.

 

28 birders in nine field parties found a total of 58 species.  The predicted rain was only a light mist most of the day, but liquid precipitation and warmer air on cold snow makes for fog, which made birding challenging.

 

Highlights (birds found by one or two field parties) included:

 

Wood Duck (1)

American Black Duck (17)

Green-winged Teal (1)

Bufflehead (1)

Red-breasted Merganser (1)

Black Vulture (35)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (2)

Bald Eagle (4)

Herring Gull (1)

Eastern Screech-Owl (2)

Great Horned Owl (2)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1)

American Kestrel (1)

Common Raven (1)

Red-breasted Nuthatch (4)

Brown Creeper (1)

Winter Wren (2)

Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1)

Hermit Thrush (1)

Cedar Waxwing (17)

Chipping Sparrow (count week)

Field Sparrow (1)

Red-winged Blackbird (12)

 

Larry Alden

Meadowdale

(Halfway between Voorheesville and Altamont)

 


Chipping Sparrows, Colonie- 12/21

trwdsd
 

Two Chipping Sparrows together eating millet seed off the ground in our yard this morning, along with a Song Sparrow. Large, apparently female, Cooper's Hawk is around too, keeping all the other birds on their digits. Pileated Woodpecker flyby as well.


Tom Williams
Colonie



SoRensCo CBC

Naomi Lloyd
 

Thank you to all who have volunteered to help with the count. I will be sending out forms and maps in a day or two.

Naomi Lloyd

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